Jurgen Klopp is believed to receive a £100 million summer budget

According to recent reports and rumors, the head coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp will be given a budget of around £100 million in order for the German manager to prepare for the upcoming summer transfer window which is scheduled to open on July 1st.

This summer budget is likely to be increased even further taking into consideration all of the players that are expected to leave Anfield at the end of the season.

The list of players that might be seeing their way out of Liverpool within the upcoming few months includes the likes of: Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge, Lazar Markovic, Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno and Kevin Stewart.

All of those previously mentioned players have either developed an unhealthy relationship with Jurgen Klopp or have not been getting any significant amount of playing time with the 1st team and this is why they are being rumored on being offloaded in the near future. Continue reading

Babel on Liverpool

Ryan Babel said that Liverpool has progressed under Jurgen Klopp and he believes that the club should be ready to challenge for the title next season.

He said that Jurgen Klopp has achieved a great job at Liverpool and that he has given fans back trust in their team.

Ryan Babel stated that it had been a long time since Liverpool has been the Champions of England and he believes that Jurgen Klopp is the best manager to achieve this.

He said that there is a sense of belief around the team that they can beat the best team and he believes that this mentality will improve as they continue to win games. He is confident that Klopp will bring in some new players during the transfer window and that will further improve the team. Continue reading

Ryan Babel Looking Forward to Matchups against Wesley Sneijder and Nigel De Jong

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel says that he is very much looking forward to coming up against Wesley Sneijder and Nigel de Jong.

The two Dutch players are playing in the Turkish super league, where Babel has recently secured a move. After being on the move for the last couple of years, the 30-year-old appeared to have secured a permanent home in the form of Deportivo La Coruna. He had moved to the Spanish club in the summer of a free transfer. However, he appears to have had a change of mind after the entry of Besiktas into the picture.

His recent form in the first six months in the Spanish La Liga convinced Besiktas to hand the player a contract until 2019. Since he has come to the club on a free transfer, Besiktas will not be taking much of a risk when it comes to Babel. In the past, a number of clubs have been left disappointed by the Dutchman. He has played for the likes of Ajax,Al-Ain, TSG Hoffenheim, and Kasimpasa. Continue reading

Ryan Babel makes a return to Turkey as he signs with Besiktas

Ryan Babel has recently completed his move to Besiktas as he penned a 2 and a half year long contract with the Turkish club.

The 30 year old player will be earning €2.1 million each year for the upcoming 2 years which is a huge amount of money for a player that has struggled trying stay in a club for more than 2 seasons as Babel is usually either fired due to disciplinary issues or he simply fails to get consistent playing time.

Besiktas confirmed their signing of Ryan Babel with a statement on their website which reads:

‘’Babel, who has 42 caps for the Netherlands, will receive 1.2 million euros for the rest of this season and 2.1 million euros per year for the next two campaigns. Babel has won two Dutch titles during two separate spells with Ajax, and also played for Liverpool, Hoffenheim and Al Ain. He was part of the Dutch side that reached the 2010 World Cup final’’ Continue reading


Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has scored an amazing solo effort for new club Besiktas.

The former Dutch international agreed to a move to Turkey on a two and a half year deal on New Year’s Eve. The 30-year old player was reported would earn about £1million for his effort for the rest of the season before the figures rises to £1.8 million in annual wages for the next two years.

Babel started the current season in Spain, playing for Deportivo La Coruna after he moved to the club on free transfer. He decided to return to Turkey – a country he spent two years playing for Kasimpasa before he exited the outfit in 2015.

Babel is known for his off the field antics when he featured for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011. The highly talented player did not live up to his projected potential from his days at Hoffenheim and Dutch giant Ajax before his move to Merseyside. Continue reading

Ryan Babel Announces Departure from Deportivo La Coruna

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has announced his exit from Deportivo La Coruna by saying that he wants to spend more time with his family.

The Dutchman has become somewhat of a journeyman since leaving Liverpool a few years ago. He played for the likes of 1899 Hoffenheim, Ajax,Kasımpaşa, and Al Ain. His failure to establish himself at a single major club has been the biggest problem in his career. At 30 years of age, he is fast running out of time when it comes to the top level of the game. He was once seen as one of the promising youngsters and it prompted Liverpool to pay £ 9 million for his signature in 2007.

The exit from Deportivo La Coruna is not surprising considering that he has been linked with Turkish outfit Besiktas in the last few weeks. It has been reported that Besiktas were ready to pay the player around € 1.7 million for a contract that will last around 2 ½ years. Continue reading

Babel states that Liverpool coached him poorly

Ryan Babel is one of those players that at an early age he was highly expected to make an impact in the world of football.

At the age of 17, Babel made his debut in the first-team of Ajax and Liverpool even opted to splash out £14 million for him on 2007.

The Dutch player spent 4 seasons in the Premier League outfit where he consistently managed to make over 25 appearances in almost every single season but most of the time, his presence just wasn’t really felt and despite having made a fairly large amount of appearances, it was not a memorable period of time and the Dutch player later got into some problems as he got fined due to Babel’s usage with his social media platforms.

After having spent 4 years in Anfield, the Dutch player was offloaded from Liverpool as he could not develop or progress how the club was originally expecting and Ryan Babel has recently spoken about his time spent in Anfield and he said that one of the reasons of why his playing career never really managed to live up to the expectations and why he couldn’t perform in Liverpool was because the Premier League club failed to properly coach him. Continue reading


With Swansea’s Leroy Fer, there is no single dull moment.

The player is a good dancer and singer, and has gained popularity for his efforts. During the club’s pre season tour in the United States, he performed Drake’s Controlla at the hotel for his teammates.

“A solid eight,” the player said he would rank score himself for the show. The footage has not been released to the public but the rendition would definitely be top notch going by his past performances. Fer was married to a lady – Xenia – two years ago. During their wedding, they put up an amazing dance routine that went viral on YouTube and social media.

When asked about the show, Fer said: “Very popular. We were playing against some clubs and even in the game players came up to me and said: ‘wow, what a wedding dance you did.’ Sammy Ameobi and Benik Afobe both said that to me during a match. And when I signed here, all the boys were like: ‘I’ve seen you on that wedding dance.’”

When asked how much time he practiced for the wedding performance, since he was in the Holland national team players that featured in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he said: “We didn’t even practice that much. I swear, it was two times for 20 minutes. On the day, we had a slow dance first – a proper wedding dance – we were talking to each other and everybody was watching. So I said to Xenia: ‘Are we going to do this?’ And then we just looked at the DJ and he flicked the tune. No one else knew what was coming.”

The 26-year old made headlines in Holland when he partook in a rap duel with Vurnon Anita – a Newcastle Ajax player.

“We both love music, he’s really into rapping, he’s got his own studio, so we made one track with Ryan Babel [former Liverpool forward] and another football player in Holland, Michell Burgzorg – he’s a good rapper. That song went big as well,” Fer added.

Atletico rest players ahead of Bayern tie

Atletico Madrid rested some players ahead of the Wednesday Champions League clash with German side Bayern Munich.

The La Liga side seem to have found their mojo again. Diego Simeone has been sterling since taking over at the Madrid-based outfit. Despite two disappointing Champions League finals result against Real, they seem to be ready to have another go at the title this season. Simeone thought it wise to rest some players, and save some firepower for the German machines.

Atletico scored nine goals when they recently met Celta Vigo and Sporting Gijon. In the UCL, they thrashed PSV Eindhoven 1-0, and played a 1-1 draw with Barcelona. They are quite difficult to stop when they are in this form, and Simeone doesn’t want fatigue to be in the way of the players’ performance when they face Bayern in the Champions League.

Atletico played Deportivo in the La Liga on Sunday, leaving out star players Stefan Savic and Saul Niguez. Others like Kevin Gameiro and Gabi and started from the bench, while the others played so the game is not thrown away. Bayern have won six game in six matched in the Bundesliga this term, and have already registered a five-star performance in the 5-0 routing of an opposition in the Champions League.

Godin would have to ready mentally and physically to stop Robert Lewandowski. Savic and Gimenez would have to be ready for Bayern, as the attacks from Deportivo – who are already missing Lucas Perez, and whose replacements Joselu and Ryan Babel are nothing compared to the Germans – seem to rarely startle them. Captain Gabi would need to bring his leadership skills to the fore when they play one of their biggest games yet this season. Atletico defeated Deportivo 1-0 but might not be that lucky against Bayern.

Babel never wanted to join Al-Ain

On July of 2015, Ryan Babel joined the Arabian Gulf League club Al-Ain as he made his move from Kasimpasa over to Al-Ain but his time spent at the club based in United Arab Emirates has been extremely disappointing just how his career has been ever since he left Liverpool back in 2011.

Babel has a contract with Al-Ain which extends until 2017 but it was confirmed earlier in January that the Dutch player never really wanted to join the club.

“I think Babel will go back to Turkey to play with Fenerbahce. And Emmanuel, we have one team from China interested and Fenerbahce want to take him back. I think he’ll go back to them and Babel might as well.’’

“This is normal in football. Sometimes big name and big players come and don’t do anything here. This can happen in any team. Sometimes you bring one big name and he doesn’t want to play that’s my opinion on Babel and Emenike, I think they didn’t want to play here.’’

Those were the words released by a board member of Al-Ain, Mohammed Obeid as he revealed that Ryan Babel along with Emmanuel Emenike never really performed at the potential that was initially expected.

Mohammed Obeid stated that neither Ryan Babel nor Emmanuel Emenike did have any true interest in performing with the rest of the team.

Ever since Ryan Babel left Liverpool on January of 2011, Babel has gone on to join a number of different clubs and his career has been going through a downhill path as Babel went from being a young player with a bright future that struggled trying to live up to the expectations and having disciplinary issues with many of the clubs that he joined.